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Burundi Opposition Leader Becomes New Parliament's Deputy Speaker

Burundi opposition leader Agathon Rwasa on Thursday took up the position of deputy speaker in parliament after an election which his coalition had boycotted, prompting a political ally to say the move could cause a split in their alliance. The United States had called the July 21 presidential vote "deeply flawed", while regional observers said the poll "fell short" of being free and fair. Rwasa, the leader of the opposition Amizero y'Abarundi coalition, had...

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